trousers(redirected from wearing the trousers)
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n. (used with a pl. v.)
- fob - A small pocket close to the waistband of trousers.
- galluses - Another name for suspenders for trousers.
- plus fours - Got their name (c. 1920) from the fact that such trousers were made four inches longer than standard knickerbockers or shorts, which came to just above the knee.
- trousers, trouse - The singular of trousers is trouse.
Trousers are a piece of clothing that covers your body from the waist downwards, and covers each leg separately. Trousers is a plural noun. You use a plural form of a verb with it.
Don't talk about 'a trousers'. You say some trousers or a pair of trousers.
You usually use a singular form of a verb with a pair of trousers.
The form trouser is often used in front of another noun.
In American English, more common words for this item of clothing are pants or slacks.
Trousers and shortsbell-bottoms, Bermuda shorts, bloomers, breeches, britches, or (Scot.) breeks, buckskins, Capri pants or Capris, cargo pants, chinos, churidars, combats, cords or corduroys, culottes, cycling shorts, denims, drainpipes, dungarees, flannels, flares, galligaskins or gallygaskins, hipsters or (U.S.) hip-huggers, hot pants, jeans, jodhpurs, Kachera, knickerbockers or (U.S.) knickers, lederhosen, leggings, Levis (trademark), loon pants or loons, overalls, Oxford bags, palazzo pants, pantaloons, pedal pushers, plus fours, pyjamas, riding breeches, salopettes, shalwar, ski pants, slacks, slops, smallclothes, spatterdashes, stovepipes, sweat-suit trousers, tracksuit trousers, jogging trousers, or joggers, toreador pants, trews, trouse (Brit.), trunk hose
trousers[ˈtraʊzərz] npl (mainly British) → pantalon m
a pair of trousers → un pantalon
short trousers → culottes fpl courtestrouser suit [ˈtraʊzərsuːt] n (mainly British) → tailleur-pantalon m
trousers[ˈtraʊzəz] npl (Brit) → pantaloni mpl, calzoni mpl
short trousers → calzoncini mpl
she wears the trousers (fig) → è lei che porta i calzoni